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Question of the Week: Cultural Differences (8/31/2001)

My good friend went to play professional basketball in France. Thinking she was saying she was no longer hungry, she misspoke and told them she was pregnant. Imagine the surprise of the team owners. And her teammates as she drank a bottle of wine every night. Most of us have said or done something that was just not de rigeur abroad. A while back, we asked you to call in with your experiences of cultural differences. Click here to hear your stories.

Next Week: Close Calls in the Air

When your adrenaline pushes the limit with a close call in the air, you never forget it. It was back in 1989 that United Airlines Flight 232 crashed in Sioux City, Iowa. The news was devastating. 111 passengers perished. One survivor, Mary Kale, remembers the moment the plane went out of control.

Kale: "The initial explosion was quite dramatic and we did a nose dive that seemed to last forever. Seeing that we had two more engines I was hoping that of course you know we could land with two engines but little did I know we were losing hydraulic fluid from all three hydraulic lines."
Have you had a close call in an aircraft? A white-knuckle landing? An emergency landing? Has your plane been seriously tossed in a storm? Or lost power?

Call or email us and share your story. The number is 888-SAV-TRAV. That's 888-728-8728.

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